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President Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Jr., (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. With the assassination of President William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the 26th President (1901-1909). He brought new excitement and power to the office, vigorously leading Congress and the American public toward progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century.
He established many new national parks, forests, and monuments intended to preserve the nation's natural resources. In foreign policy, he focused on Central America, where he began construction of the Panama Canal. He greatly expanded the United States Navy and sent the Great White Fleet on a world tour to project the United States' naval power around the globe. His successful efforts to end the Russo-Japanese War won him the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize.
Elected in 1904 to a full term, Roosevelt continued to promote progressive policies. After leaving office, Roosevelt went on safari in Africa and toured Europe. Returning to the USA, he became frustrated with Taft's approach as his successor. Roosevelt founded his own party, the Progressive, so-called "Bull Moose" Party, and called for wide-ranging progressive reforms. The split among Republicans enabled the Democrats to win both the White House and a majority in the Congress in 1912 fatally weakening the Republican Party.
Frustrated at home, Roosevelt led a two-year expedition in the Amazon Basin, nearly dying of a tropical disease. During World War I, he opposed President Woodrow Wilson for keeping the U.S. out of the war against Germany, and offered his military services, which were never summoned. Although planning to run again for president in 1920, Roosevelt suffered deteriorating health and died in early 1919. Roosevelt has consistently been ranked by scholars as one of the greatest U.S. presidents. His face was carved into Mount Rushmore alongside those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.
"Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it."
[Theodore Roosevelt, three-quarter length portrait, facing left, seated in car or carriage]
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William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt

William McKinley (January 29, 1843 - September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States. He was elected twice, in 1896 and 1900, but was assassinated in 1901 at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffa... more

Theodore Roosevelt when he was affiliated with Washington [??] in 1882

Photograph showing bust portrait of a youngTheodore Roosevelt with side whiskers and mustache.

Theodore Roosevelt in the 1880's about the time he was a Columbia law student

Photograph showing bust portrait of a youngTheodore Roosevelt with side whiskers and mustache.

Theodore Roosevelt as assemblyman in 1884

Photograph showing a young Theodore Roosevelt, three-quarter length portrait, seated.

Theodore Roosevelt when he was a New York police commissioner

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt, seated at his desk, facing left.

President Roosevelt and the third term nomination - is this a prophecy? / Morris.

Photograph of a cartoon showing the head of Theodore Roosevelt transforming into the White House.

[Theodore Roosevelt at mess, Rough Riders military camp, Montauk Point, New York]

Photograph showing Roosevelt (far right) and other Rough Riders in the camp mess, Montauk Point, New York.

[Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, Company F, at military camp, Montauk Point, New York]

Photograph showing Company F troop, posing for a group picture.

[Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, Company G, at military camp, Montauk Point, New York]

Photograph showing Company G troop posing for group picture, Montauk Point, New York.

[Theodore Roosevelt in conference, Rough Riders military camp, Montauk Point, New York]

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt (center right) talking with another soldier while other troops are working with supplies or engaged in other activities, Montauk Point, New York.

[Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, Company L, at military camp, Montauk Point, New York]

Photograph showing Company L troop, posing for group picture, Montauk Point, New York.

[Theodore Roosevelt, Leonard Wood, and Alexander Brodie in 1898, in San Antonio, Texas]

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt, Leonard Wood, and Alexander O. Brodie sitting in front of camp tents.

Theodore Roosevelt, Pres. U.S.

Half lgth., facing left; in uniform.

Theodore Roosevelt, No. 3

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right.

Theodore Roosevelt, No. 4

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly right.

Theodore Roosevelt, No. 6

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left.

Theodore Roosevelt, No. 6

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt, three-quarter length portrait, facing right.

Theodore Roosevelt, No. 2

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right.

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the U.S.

Print showing Theodore Roosevelt, bust portrait, facing front. Surrounding the portrait are eight images, depicting people, places and various events related to Theodore Roosevelt's life: (the Roosevelt home a... more

Theodore Roosevelt, No. 1

Photograph showing three-quarter length portrait of Theodore Roosevelt with hand on his right hip, facing front.

Theodore Roosevelt, No. 7

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt, three-quarter length portrait, facing front.

Portraits - Portraits "R"

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

President Roosevelt and escort at the depot, Canton, O. / Photographed and published by B.W. Kilburn.

Stereograph showing President Roosevelt and others arriving in Canton, Ohio, for the funeral of President McKinley; photographer filming in corner.

Vice President Roosevelt and Governor Yates, Springfield, Ill.

Stereograph showing Roosevelt and Richard Yates seated on bench.

Theodore Roosevelt when he succeeded McKinley.

Photograph shows Theodore Roosevelt, full-length portrait, facing front, seated in chair outdoors.

President Roosevelt / Henry, Washington, D.C.

Photograph showing President Theodore Roosevelt in a three-quarter-length portrait facing right.

"A square deal for every man, big or small, rich or poor" - President Roosevelt, Lynn, Mass.

Stereograph showing Roosevelt standing on a flag-draped platform addressing a crowd.

The President, Mrs. Roosevelt and other guests of Captain Wagener, Pine Forest Inn, Summerville, S.C.

Stereograph showing President and Mrs. Roosevelt and other guests of Captain Frederick Wilhelm Wagener posing in front of the inn.

President Roosevelt telling the members of his party how he shot the boar - Corbin Park, N.H.

Stereograph showing Roosevelt and his party conversing on the front porch of a house.

Prince Henry of Prussia and President Roosevelt

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt and Prince Henry of Prussia standing alongside one another.

America's chief and America's guest - President Roosevelt, and Germany's popular prince, Henry of Prussia

Stereograph showing Roosevelt and Henry of Prussia standing alongside one another.

President Roosevelt and some of his hosts - an excursion on the border waters - Detroit, Mich.

Stereograph showing Roosevelt standing on the deck of the steamer Tashmoo with a group of men.

President Roosevelt and Governor McSweeney, of South Carolina - on the "Algonquin," Charleston Harbor, S.C.

Stereograph showing Roosevelt, Governor Miles Benjamin McSweeney, and others posing on the deck of a ship.

President Roosevelt, Judge Simonson [i.e., Simonton] and Judge Brawley, chatting on the "Algonquin," Charleston Harbor, S.C.

Stereograph showing Roosevelt with judges William Hiram Brawley and Charles Henry Simonton on ship deck.

President & Mrs. Roosevelt on horseback

Photograph showing President Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Roosevelt horseback riding in the city.

President Roosevelt and Governor McMillin reviewing troops, on the site of a desperate charge, Chickamauga battlefield, Tenn.

Stereograph showing Roosevelt, Governor Benton McMillin, and others standing on a stone platform. U.S. Secret Service agents Frank Tyree (far left in light colored hat, facing the crowd) and Richard "Dick Taylo... more

President Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill

Theodore Roosevelt, three-quarter length portrait, seated on railing of porch, Oyster Bay, Long Island.

President Roosevelt in the cabinet room of the White House, Washington, U.S.A.

Stereograph showing Roosevelt standing in the cabinet room of the White House.

President Roosevelt greeting Lieut. Colonel Edgerly of the 7th U.S. Cavalry, Chickamauga, Tenn.

Stereograph showing Roosevelt and Edgerly shaking hands while on horseback.